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Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2003). If There’s No Risk On Your Next Project, Don’t Do It.   Greater risk brings greater reward, especially in software development. A company that runs away from risk will soon find itself lagging behind its more adventurous competition. By ignoring the threat of negative outcomes–in the name of positive thinking or a can-do attitude–software managers drive their ...
  
  











  



  
Adrenaline Junkies and Template Zombies: Understanding Patterns of Project Behavior (Dorset House eBooks), ...

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2008).   Adrenaline junkies, dead fish, project sluts, true believers, Lewis and Clark, template zombies . . .   Most developers, testers, and managers on IT projects are pretty good at recognizing patterns of behavior and gut-level hunches, as in, “I sense that this project is headed for disaster.”   But it has always been more difficult to transform these patterns ...
  
  











  



  
Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams
Tom Demarco, Timothy Lister

NY: Dorset House Publishing, 1987

Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams [Paperback] (View amazon detail page) ASIN: B008526RMK
  
  











  



  
Structured Analysis and System Specification
Tom DeMarco

Prentice Hall, 1979

This classic book of tools and methods for the analyst brings order and precisions to the specification process as it provides guidance and development of a structured specification. Covers functional decomposition; data dictionary; process specification; system modeling; structured analysis for a future system. Suitable for practicing systems analysts.
  
  











  



  
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

  Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They’re not easy issues; but solve them, and you’ll maximize your chances of success.   “ Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of ...
  
  











  



  
Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

Crown Business, 2001

To most companies, efficiency means profits and growth. But what if your “efficient” company—the one with the reduced headcount and the “stretch” goals—is actually slowing down and losing money? What if your employees are burning out doing the work of two or more people, leaving them no time for planning, prioritizing, or even lunch? What if you’re losing employees faster than you can hire them? What if your superefficient ...
  
  











  



  
The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management

Dorset House Publishing, 2011

From prolific and influential consultant and author Tom DeMarco comes a project management novel that vividly illustrates the principles — and outright absurdities — that affect the productivity of a software development team. With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software projects. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the ...
  
  











  



  
Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects
Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister

Dorset House, 2003

Any software project that's worth starting will be vulnerable to risk. Since greater risks bring greater rewards, a company that runs away from risk will soon find itself lagging behind its more adventurous competition. By ignoring the threat of negative outcomes—in the name of positive thinking or a Can-Do attitude—software managers drive their organizations into the ground. In Waltzing with Bears, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister—the ...
  
  











  



  
Why Does Software Cost So Much?: And Other Puzzles of the Information Age
Tom DeMarco

Dorset House, 1995

dust cover intact. pages unmarked.
  
  











  



  
The Big Click: March 2014 (Issue 13), ..., 2014

For our second anniversary issue, we have a theme for our fiction offerings: Women and Danger. Not Women in Danger, though that is always popular in crime fiction, of course. But for better or for worse, we like to buck the trends. We begin with B. DeMarco-Barrett’s “Message in a Bottle,” about the importance of throwing your beer bottles in the pool when you've drunk all the Bud Lite in the house. Being a litterbug could save your life! ...
  
  











  



  
Bärentango. Mit Risikomanagement Projekte zum Erfolg führen.
Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister

Hanser Fachbuch, 2003
  
  











  



  
Software Creativity 2.0

developer.* Books, 2006

"This book is written from a powerfully felt, personal perspective: that software construction is primarily a problem-solving activity; that all problem-solving requires creativity; that software problem-solving is deeply complex, perhaps more deeply complex than any other activity; and that, therefore, software problem-solving requires the ultimate in creativity." —Robert L. Glass, from the Preface In Software Creativity 2.0, acclaimed ...
  
  











  



  
Software State of the Art: Selected Papers
Tom DeMarco

Dorset House, 1990

Concerned as we are about information anxiety and about possible deformation of tectonic plates due to the accumulation of unread Datamations and Computerworlds, we decided to search through the tons of software literature published over the last ten years and select the good stuff. Hence this collection, We can't guarantee that it includes every single paper worth reading from the eighties, but we claim it is close. Do yourself a huge favor: ...
  
  











  



  
Andronescu's Paradox, 2013

Armageddon is about to happen, but it's not what you think. This war is not going to blow anything up; it's just going to turn everything off . . . On the top floor of Cornell University’s Clark Hall, physicist, Homer Layton and his three young PhD assistants are on the brink of a breakthrough, a way to induce a minute slowing in the flow of time. They suspect that their so-called “Layton Effect” will probably not turn out to be useful ...
  
  











  



  
Controlling Software Projects
Tom DeMarco

Yourdon Press, 1983

How to effectively manage, measure and report on software development projects.
  
  











  



  
View from Zollernblick - Regional Perspectives in Europe:: A Festschrift for Christopher Harvie
Eberhard Bort

Grace Note Publications, 2013

View from Zollernblick is the second collection of essays based on the European Regionalism symposia at Freudenstadt in Baden-Württ temberg , organised since 1991 by Christopher Harvie and Eberhard Bort . Networking Europe: Essays on Regionalism and Social Democracy was published by Liverpool University Press in 2000. View from Zollernblick Regional Perspectives in Europe. List of Contributors: Eberhard Bort, Peter McCarey, ...
  
  











  



  
Lieutenant America and Miss Apple Pie
Tom DeMarco

Down East Books, 2002

These stories poke fun at college professors and religion, examine the complex mathematics of finding both love and the proverbial needle in a haystack, and deftly probe the boundary between imagination and reality. From a dying man who makes a blanket for himself from his favorite books to a young boy who discovers love in the unlikeliest form, the characters come wonderfully to life.
  
  











  



  
By Tom DeMarco - Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition) (3rd Edition) (5/29/13)
Tom DeMarco

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013
  
  











  



  
Dark Harbor House
Tom DeMarco

Down East Books, 2000

Bring together a wonderfully varied mix of characters in a once-grand Maine island summer cottage, leave them to their own devices over the course of a long, idyllic summer in the late 1940s, and you have all the ingredients for a fine comedy of manners. Author Tom DeMarco starts with a simple little love story, weaves in tantalizing details of the old mansion's not totally respectable history, and adds a hint of gentle satire to create a novel ...
  
  











  








   



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